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OS X® Mountain Lion Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Yvonne Johnson

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1. Booting Up and Shutting Down

In This Chapter

• What happens after you flip the switch

• Shutting down versus sleeping

• Putting your computer on a schedule

• Knowing when to restart

What better place for the absolute beginner to start than turning your computer on and off? Of course, you don’t need an entire chapter devoted exclusively to pressing a power button, but surely you realize there are other issues to be considered. This chapter gets into the real nitty-gritty of these issues. In fact, you’ll likely be surprised to learn that there really is so much to it! After reading this chapter, you should be able to make some really informed decisions about how to set up your Mac and how to run it on a daily basis.

Turning on Your Mac

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